Winter Prospect Showcase: Outfield Analysis




Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

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On Monday, January 18, more than 60 of the top prospects from across the state of Louisiana participated in the Prep Baseball Report Winter Prospect Showcase at the Big Easy Sportsplex in Harahan, LA.

Over the last few weeks we have released the Stats Breakdown of the event, which can be viewed HERE.

As well as, the Top Tools Breakdown article, which can be viewed HERE.

Today, Prep Baseball Report Louisiana takes a look at the outfielders that were in attendance.

Top Outfielders

1.Dean Alexander, OF, Thomas Jefferson HS(2016)
A 5-foot-11, 170-pound outfielder with a strong, athletic frame. Quality defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange and plays through balls well. Long arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws and a positional velocity of 84 mph. Left-handed hitter that hits from athletic setup, smooth load, leg kick, and solid lower half. Line-drive, gap to gap type hitter with fluid rhythm, short path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 87 mph. Also posted a 4.25 home to 1st time.

2.Cullen Ballard, OF, Dutchtown HS(2016)
A 5-foot-10, 146-pound outfielder with a lean, athletic frame. Quality defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange and plays through balls athletically. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy and carry on throws that produced a positional velocity of 83 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from a balanced, athletic setup, smooth load, leg kick, explosive lower half and solid balance. Line-drive type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path and solid bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 80 mph. Also posted a 4.31 home to 1st.

3.Carson Balthazar, OF, Central(BR) HS(2018)
A 6-foot, 165-pound outfielder with a physical, athletic frame. Quality defender with average hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange and plays through balls well. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 78 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from athletic setup, smooth load, short stride, and solid lower half. Line-drive type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path and explosive bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 88 mph. Also posted a 4.3 home to 1st time.

Best Of The Rest{Listed Alphabetically}

+Ryan Cupit, OF, West Monroe HS(2017)
A 5-foot-7, 180-pound outfielder with a medium, strong frame. Quality defender with average hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange, and plays through balls well. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws, a positional velocity of 74 mph. Left-handed hitter that hits from tall, athletic setup, smooth load, short stride, solid lower half and balance. Line-drive, gap to gap type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 82 mph. Also posted a 4.6 home to 1st time.

+Travis Dowden, OF, Central HS(2018)
A 6-foot, 155-pound outfielder with a lean, athletic frame. Outstanding defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange and plays through balls athletically. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws and a positional velocity of 77 mph. Left-handed hitter that hits from tall setup, smooth load, leg kick, solid lower half and balance. Line-drive type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 76 mph.

+ Josh Gann, OF, Grace Christian HS(2017)
A 5-foot-7, 140-pound outfielder with a medium, athletic frame. Solid defender with average hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange and plays through balls well. Long arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 73 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from athletic setup, slight bar in load, leg kick and solid balance. Line-drive type hitter with stiff rhythm, slightly uphill path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 72 mph. Also posted a 4.78 home to 1st time.

+ Alex Hawkins, OF, ED White HS(2016)
A 5-foot-8, 150-pound outfielder with a strong, athletic frame. Fast twitch athlete that posted a 4.1 home to 1st time. Quality defender with average hands, clean exchange and plays through balls well. Long, loose arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 82 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from tall setup, smooth load, short stride, and solid lower half. Line-drive, pull type hitter with level path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 74 mph.

+ Michael Hawkins, OF, ED White HS(2016)
A 6-foot-1, 170-pound outfielder with a strong, athletic frame. Quality defender with average hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange and plays through balls athletically. Long arm action into over the top release with accuracy on throws and a positional velocity of 71 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from balanced, open setup, smooth load, short stride and solid balance. Line-drive type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path, and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 80 mph. Also posted a 4.6 home to 1st time.

+ Travis Jones, OF, Northshore HS(2016)
A 5-foot-9, 140-pound outfielder with a medium, athletic frame. Quality defender with average hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange and plays through balls athletically. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 79 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from open setup, slight wrap in the load, short stride, solid lower half and balance. Pull type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 77 mph. Also posted a 4.7 home to 1st time.

+ Bryce Musso, OF, Jesuit HS(2017)
A 6-foot, 170-pound outfielder with a lean, athletic frame. Quality defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange and plays through balls athletically. Long, loose arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws and a positional velocity of 81 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from a balanced setup, smooth load, short stride and solid lower half. Line-drive type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 81 mph. Also posted a 4.3 home to 1st.

+ Donny Steilberg, OF, Pearl River HS(2017)
A 6-foot-3, 190-pound outfielder with a long, athletic frame. Solid defender with average hands and clean exchange. Long arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 80 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from tall setup, smooth load, short stride, and solid lower half. Line-drive, pull type hitter with stiff rhythm, and slightly uphill path that produced an exit velocity of 88 mph. Also posted a 4.5 home to 1st.

+ Evan Vickers, OF, Thomas Jefferson HS(2016)
A 5-foot-11, 175-pound outfielder with a strong, athletic frame. Quality defender with average hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange and plays through balls well. Short arm action into ¾ release with accuracy and carry on throws that produced a positional velocity of 83 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from tall, athletic setup, smooth load, leg kick and quality lower half. Line-drive, pull type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 83 mph. Also posted a 4.6 home to 1st.

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